Design&Trends

In recent decades, design has contaminated a number of sectors of creative work. This series focuses on the scenarios of future trends, investigating their infinite expressive potential through issues of contemporary relevance and discussions with international designers. A window on the future, to understand and describe how much the world of design is changing, from techniques to new materials, from interiors to installations, from experimentation to contamination with art. In the final analysis, a section all about forecasting and trendsetting in design.

The home and museum of Mariano Fortuny, an artist and designer who never ceases to amaze

25-04-2022

The home and museum of Mariano Fortuny, an artist and designer who never ceases to amaze

The home and museum of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, an eclectic genius whose inventions in lighting, fashion, set design and interior design went down in early twentieth-century history, has reopened in Venice. Redesigned by Pier Luigi Pizzi, an architect and great master of theatre direction, Palazzo Fortuny once again reflects its owner’s spirit, suggesting a number of themes for...

Hands, head and heart: handcrafted excellence at Homo Faber 2022

21-04-2022

Hands, head and heart: handcrafted excellence at Homo Faber 2022

Fondazione Cini, on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore, hosts the spectacular second edition of Homo Faber, an event for contemporary handcrafting organised by the Michelangelo Foundation. The wonders and secrets of the arts and crafts are revealed in 15 exhibitions open until May 1, and Japan, as guest of honour, establishes a dialogue with European cultures....

GAN-Physarum: ecoLogicStudio explains how a kind of mould can create whole cities

18-04-2022

GAN-Physarum: ecoLogicStudio explains how a kind of mould can create whole cities

Marco Poletto and Claudia Pasquero - architects, designers and innovators, as well as co-founders of ecoLogicStudio - have curated a section of the ‘Réseaux-Mondes’ exhibition now on at the Centre Pompidou in Paris until 25 April 2022. They have dubbed their project ‘GAN-Physarum: la dérive numérique’, and it demonstrates how, thanks to the wonders of machine...

A Radical Space for art and architecture at Centro Pecci in Prato

15-04-2022

A Radical Space for art and architecture at Centro Pecci in Prato

Luigi Pecci centre for contemporary art in Prato recently presented Trilogia Urbana, an exhibition about the work of “anarchitect” Gianni Pettena and the Superstudio and UFO groups of Florence, inaugurating Spazi Radicali, an overview of the experiences of Radical Architecture which continues with a closer look at the work done in the past in partnership with the Information and Documentation...